British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said early Friday (Dec 13) that he would not lead the party in any other election campaign as his party is set to suffer a crushing defeat in the polls
Speaking at his victory speech after winning his traditional seat in Islington North constituency, Corbyn said he would carry on leading the party during a “reflection process,” hinting at his resignation. “I want to also make it clear that I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign,” he said. “I will discuss with our party to ensure there is a process now of reflection on this result and on the policies that the party will take going forward.”
He said he would “lead the party during that period to ensure that discussion takes place and we move on into the future.” Corbyn’s announcement comes as his Labour Party is set to suffer a major election defeat after an exit poll and early results suggested that it would lose more than 70 seats as Tories are set for a landslide victory.
In Britain, Boris Johnson’s conservative Party has set to win an overall majority in the general election. The Conservatives have started very strong. They have won 172 seats. The Labour Party has won 114 so far. On the other hand, Scottish National Party has managed to secure only 22 seats, according to unofficial results.
Earlier, according to the survey conducted by the Sky News and BBC broadcasters, ruling party was forecast to win 368 out of 650 seats in the lower House of Commons. Counting is under way in 650 constituencies.
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